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Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
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Arrival Departure Rooms Adults/Room Children(*)
Recommended Stay 3-5 Nights
(*) 10 year olds and younger sharing room with parents.
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Turtle Nesting and Hatching
Another Lifetime Memory

You will stand a few feet from a 300 pound Green Sea Turtle while she lays 80-100 eggs.

Seasons: Nesting: July-October. Hatching: Late August-November

At least 25 years ago, she broke out of her egg, climbed up through the warm sand, and stumbled down to the ocean shore – through a gauntlet of predators on this very same beach. Perseverance was the first chapter of her life. She is the one in 10,000 who survived. Now she has returned to lay her eggs. You will stand a few feet from a 300 pound Green Sea Turtle while she lays 80-100 eggs, covers up her nest, perhaps digs a false nest to throw off predators, and, finally, after more than an hour, returns to the sea. Everybody takes away something different from this experience. For some it’s of the cycle of life that for her species, has been going on for 11 million years. 100s of thousands of generations of her relatives all had to survive to bring her to this place. Others, as they think about the experience, wonder where she is now, and what is she doing. Still other find themselves comparing her journey to their own journey. No one ever forgets it.

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Turtle Nesting

$58 adult / $46 child.

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Baby Turtle Hatching

$20 per person.
Watch baby turtles dig their way out of the nest and then make their way to the water.

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Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Lodge : 011 (+506) 2709-8136
Office: 011 (+506) 2521-6099


Across from the airstrip 1 mile north of the Town of Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica.

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